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January 13, 2020

Cannabis Products Are Everywhere. But What Do They Actually Do?

January 13, 2020

He’s Training Computers to Find New Molecules With the Machine Learning Algorithms Used by Facebook and Google

Using the same techniques that help social media learn about you, Northeastern assistant professor Steven Lopez is training machine learning algorithms to find millions of new molecules to help make…
Scans of brain activity in seven-year-olds are helping Northeastern researchers predict symptoms of depression, anxiety, and attentional problems in teenagers. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University
January 13, 2020

What Do the Brains of Children Tell Us about Their Mental Health as Teens?

Anxiety and depression in teens can go undetected for too long, says Northeastern psychology professor Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli. Her team is using brain imaging during childhood to spot early symptoms of…
January 6, 2020

Superconductor or Not? They're Exploring the Identity Crisis of This Weird Quantum Material.

Northeastern researchers are probing a class of copper-based materials that can be turned into superconductors. Their findings offer tantalizing clues for a decades-old mystery, and a step forward for quantum…

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